Types of Unhelpful Thoughts

Being able to notice unhelpful thoughts is the first step you can take to adjust them to more helpful ones. Have a look at the following examples – do you recognise any of these thoughts?

black and white thinking

Black and white thinking is when you tend to think of things in extremes.

“If I can’t do what I used to any more, I’m just not going to bother at all.”

A common thought might be,




Always going from one extreme to another.